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Everything posted by Thunderheads

  1. Ahh, ok ... I guess, ... I wasn't thinking about the swinging strike 3 mechanic. OH YES ... that would be very goofy
  2. Ok, last and final clarification: So, you're saying in a computer called strike 3, you will stand and give you standard strike call? You won't use any 'out' mechanic? AND YES, ...we probably won't have to worry about it for sure, and that's a good thing!
  3. as good and educated as you are, .... is what I'm thinking when I'm reading your opinion on all of this You even supported what I've been saying in your post to Beerguy .... And no, my strike 3 mechanic isn't the same for one that is down the middle where the batter is already walking back to the dugout versus the one that caught the corner. ^^^^^^^^ this is basically my point ..... it's STILL a strike 3 mechanic, batter is out. Over emphatic, no, ...but different because the batter is out, yes. SEE, that wasn't so hard, was it?
  4. Thank GOD someone finally understands what I'm trying to say!
  5. I noticed zero difference on any of the 3, 4 or 5 I've had done
  6. So ... your strike 3 call is now just a standard strike call, as in strike 1, or strike 2? Remember, I'm not talking "embellishments" ... you guys are talking as if a 'chainsaw' is some big theatrical moment? IT CAN BE I guess, ..... BUT ....it doesn't HAVE TO BE. Why can't it just by the strike 3 mechanic?
  7. In the overall concept I believe I understand what you and Steve are referring to but I think in reality, on the field you will probably still umpire just like you do any other day, again that's how I visualize it though. Maybe over time one would just interpret the call and report it on the field . I think it will take awhile however, because that's a big change. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. No it's not a competition, I agree with you, but what you're saying is that you would change the way you umpire because you're getting some assistance, that's what I really don't buy but then again that's me Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. Ok Steve, you win[emoji849] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. A strike 3 call isnt always or necessarily 'emphatic' but it does signify the batter is out. How about this, let's reverse the roles. Let's say there was a computer making a really close call for you at first base? If you're U1, and you hear that 'ding',.... you're telling me you're going to stand there with a standard hammer out call? Come on...... Caveat: the above situation is totally hypothetical and I know would never happen. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Don't look at the chainsaw as necessarily a sell but strictly just an out mechanic for strike three..... therefore, it doesn't matter whether a computer or an Umpire is making the call the batter is out which is what the chainsaw is signifying Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. A "chainsaw" is simply a strike 3 mechanic, regardless of whos calling it, yes?
  13. I think you missed my point. Framing/receiving has nothing to do with it, I get that .... and that's the point..... now what USED TO LOOK AWFUL could very well be a strike!!!
  14. No. based on his delay ....and his reaction to the batter staring at him (pointed to his ear) .... he had that low like we all did .....then "ping"??
  15. You're not a computer, ... that's where it's supposed to be judged regardless .......
  16. I love how the umpire looks at the batter as the batter is looking at him and he just points to his ear!
  17. EXACTLY what I expected .......... a poorly received pitch that hits the zone and LOOKS terrible but actually is a strike as it crosses the front edge of the plate ..... BOOM!
  18. Always remember .......... 95+% of the time (probably higher than 95%) .... when you yell "THAT'S A BALK" ....but the time you get "TIME" out of your mouth ....everyone has stopped and is looking at you. VERY RARELY will play continue This gives you time to assess the situation, award bases, etc, regardless of rule-set
  19. Wow, the mask and pads for the MLB umps are awesome this year!!! [mention=237]jimkirk[/mention] ....will these be made available to the public? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  20. Some idiots on a Facebook post we're trying to say that it wasn't. Shaking my head Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  21. good point Rich ............ @Umpire in Chief .... Warren, ...can you 'secure' the site?
  22. While a part of me understands that logic, ...the other part of me says 'no' ...as we serve and are involved in the game in a totally different way than the players. AND... never been told at any clinic or association meeting that we can't wear anything. On your other comment, ... NO reason for an umpire to wear a watch on the field.... stop watch, of course ALL THAT SAID .....sorry, don't want to get this too far off topic! BAD MODERATOR, BAD BAD!
  23. Go ahead, just admit you're old Rich ...come on!!!
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